March 15, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family:

We are adding a new way to pay tuition and fees for our families.  You may now pay by credit or debit card at the Bookkeeper’s office. The fee of 3.99% will be added to your transaction when you use your card, but this new service may be more convenient for those of you who regularly use debit or credit cards to do business.

On Monday, March 18, we will have our School Board meeting in the 8th grade classroom at 6:30.  We are still looking for people interested in taking over these leadership position.  All are welcome at these monthly meetings, so join us on Monday and take a look at what S.A.B. does!

This Wednesday, March 20, lunch will be sponsored by our Cheer Squad.  They will be serving a hamburger lunch for $4.00.  The money will go to help pay their way to national competition.  

For next year’s 7th and 8th grade students, we are sponsoring a trip to Washington, D.C. during Easter break, 2020. We had our parent and student meeting this last Tuesday, and it was very well attended.  If you are interested, we still have information in the office.  Scholarships and discounts are available for a short time to help pay for the trip.  Parents may go with their child if you wish, and the price includes transportation, hotel, meals, and other amenities.  Please go online to register before Tuesday, March 19, for special discounts.  See flyers in front office or the back of this newsletter for sign-up information.

A word to parents:  As we get closer to the end of the year, some students will contract “spring fever” or a growing reluctance to do homework or keep up on their responsibilities.  While this is normal, it is not acceptable.  Students who do not do homework or projects or study for scheduled tests will not learn as much as they should.  When no work is turned in, the grade is zero.  While you, as parent, will feel the desire to rush in and “rescue” your student from the consequences of poor decisions, please resist!  We are teaching our students how to become “Responsible Citizens.”  That means they must learn their actions and choices have results, some good, some not so good.  Please partner with us, as we do with you, and support our attempts to help children learn all about life, which includes the lesson that “Every Choice or Action Results in an Equal or Opposite Reaction.”  Thank you for your cooperation.

Blessings,

Dr. Dian Pizurie, Principal

dpizurie@sbdiocese.org